SME Innovation loans: September 2018 competition now open!

27 September 2018

Innovate UK is offering up to £10 million in loans to SMEs for highly innovative late stage projects with the best game-changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts.  Proposals can come from any technology area or industry sector and there should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact. Registration for this competition is now open.

To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based SME
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • evidence that your business is suitable to take on a loan

Important dates

17 September 2018 - Competition opens
10 October 2018 - Briefing event Liverpool
15 October 2018 - Briefing event Oxford
16 October 2018 - Briefing event Port Talbot
18 October 2018 - Briefing event Belfast
19 October 2018 - Briefing event London
19 October 2018 - Briefing event online
14 November 2018 - 12:00pm Registration closes
21 November 2018 - 12:00pm Competition closes

Find out more and apply

Briefing events: 10th - 19th October

Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Enterprise Europe Network are hosting briefing events across the UK. These events will provide invaluable information on innovation loans - click here to find an event near you, and to register.